Jack White and Jay-Z

Jack White has a general reputation as a guy who doesn’t like rap, but it seems that this reputation is way off. Talking to Rolling Stone recently, White revealed that he worked on a few unfinished tracks with Jay Z at some point. According to White, the reason those songs never came out might be this: “I’m not sure he liked them.” Also, White says that Kanye West contacted him as a possible collaborator when he was beginning work on Yeezus. White was down, but West never followed up on the request for whatever reason. But White remains a fan, and he says nice things about Kanye’s recent Yeezus tour: “That might have been the greatest show I’ve seen in my life. It was more punk, more in-your-face than anything I’ve seen.” Now, let’s all close our eyes and imagine what might’ve been.

Comments (9)
  1. That feel when we’ll never hear what could have been of the greatest collabs of our time.

  2. I’ve heard enough bad freestyles over “Seven Nation Army” that this headline kind of made me think “meh” at first.

    And then it hit me that White is not what he once was, and Jay and Ye are not third-rate blog rappers.

    Dammit. These could have been great. Or at least interesting.

    • right? I think White would have been great on Yeezus. Jack can play some downright dirty sounding guitar, and Yeezus was a downright dirty sounding album. Kanye should have hit him back up. :/

  3. There’s still time for him to get involved with Made In Florence right?!?!?!?!?!

  4. No, see, if you have a reputation as someone who hates 99% of rap, that just means you correctly recognize that 99% of rap blows. You might be a really big fan of good rap, which Jack is.

  5. I’m so glad to see that everyone blocked out the Jack White X Insane Clown Posse collab from a few years ago.

  6. Jack and Kanye are two of my favorite musicians ever by a country a mile. Still don’t know if Jack would have sounded in place on Yeezus. I’m sure Ye had his reasons for not following through. Besides, if Kanyes next album will be his self proclaimed Born in the USA then I’m sure there’s still a chance for Jack on that one. and props to Jack for showing the Yeezus tour the respect it deserves

  7. Should’ve put Kanye or Hov on Lazaretto. Say what?!

  8. Insane Clown Posse, while rapping, doesn’t really come across as rap. This Black Milk collab on the other hand…Hip Hop. http://blackmilk.biz/news/black-milk-jack-white/

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